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    The glass menagerie

    By Tennessee Williams

    I can't understand the end of the play What is the meaning of " Laura blow out your candle

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    #2

    Re: The glass menagerie

    Could you provide us with a link to the full version of the play so we can read it and further understand what Williams means?

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    Re: The glass menagerie

    Here's a link to the relevant final part of the script: Tom...from The Glass Menagerie
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: The glass menagerie

    So, these are her candles that she blows out.
    Must be a metaphor for her love (as rare and outdated as candles are at the age of electricity), which didn't let him go - or kept alive - all against his will or conscious?
    Like "Stop loving me!" - and she stops, whatever he says. ???
    (One must read first before guessing though. I promise I will.)

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    Re: The glass menagerie

    I should have called it a symbol, not a metaphor, from what I seem to remember, a symbol being an embodied metaphor...

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    #6

    Re: The glass menagerie

    I don't know, but maybe she's supposed to go to bed after she blows out the candle.

    ~R

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